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stro·ma

 (strō′mə)
n. pl. stro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1. The connective tissue framework of an organ, gland, or other structure, as distinguished from the tissues performing the special function of the organ or part.
2. The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood cell or other cell.
3. The colorless semiliquid material inside a chloroplast, in which the thylakoid membranes are embedded and where the dark reactions of photosynthesis occur.
4. A dense mass of fungal hyphae on or in which reproductive structures develop.

[Late Latin strōma, mattress, covering, from Greek, bed; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

stro′mal adj.
stro·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

stroma

(ˈstrəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə)
1. (Biology) the gel-like matrix of chloroplasts and certain cells
2. (Zoology) the fibrous connective tissue forming the matrix of the mammalian ovary and testis
3. (Botany) a dense mass of hyphae that is produced by certain fungi and gives rise to spore-producing bodies
[C19: via New Latin from Late Latin: a mattress, from Greek; related to Latin sternere to strew]
stromatic, ˈstromatous adj

stro•ma

(ˈstroʊ mə)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
the supporting framework of an organ, tissue, or cell.
[1825–35; < Late Latin strōma mattress]
stro•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) stro′mal, stro′ma•tous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stroma - a mass of fungal tissue that has spore-bearing structures embedded in it or on it
plant tissue - the tissue of a plant
2.stroma - the dense colorless framework of a chloroplaststroma - the dense colorless framework of a chloroplast
plant tissue - the tissue of a plant
3.stroma - the supporting tissue of an organ (as opposed to parenchyma)
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
Translations

stro·ma

n. estroma, armazón de tejido que sirve de soporte a un órgano.
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1) Fibrous dysplasias characteristically involve irregularly shaped and woven bone trabeculae or vascularized fibrous stromas in various quantities; they do not involve the osteoblastic rims of the trabeculae.
Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining revealed different forms of bony trabeculae in the stroma, which was made up of fibroblastic cells arrayed in uneven storilorm patterns (figure 3, A).
The moisture presumably caused people's stromas to swell and led Walter to remove less tissue than necessary.
Bu siniflamaya gore kornea distrofileri on membran distrofileri, stroma distrofileri ve arka kornea distrofileri olarak 3 ana grupta incelenebilir (Tablo 1).
Klinik olarak stroma distrofisi oldugu dusunulen hastalardan 4 olguya makuler distrofi, 4 olguya granuler dis- trofi, 2 olguya lattis distrofisi, bir olguya da Schnyder'in kristalin distrofisi on tanisi konuldu.